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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] .htaccess
Date Mon, 06 Nov 2006 15:59:57 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Challener [mailto:challene@us.lenovo.com] 
> Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 4:34 PM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [users@httpd] .htaccess
> 
> 
> Hi all. 
> 
> I am trying to get .htaccess working on my home server.  It 
> is a RedHat distro version of Apache httpd. 
> 
> 
> 
> I have done 3 things: 
> 
> 1) in the httpd.conf file I have added the following lines: 
> <Directory "/ddrive/html"> 
> 
> # 
> # Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All", 
> # or any combination of: 
> #   Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch 
> ExecCGI MultiViews 
> # 
> # Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All" 
> # doesn't give it to you. 
> # 
> # The Options directive is both complicated and important.  
> Please see 
> # http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/core.html#options 
> # for more information. 
> # 
>     Options Indexes FollowSymLinks 
> 
> # 
> # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in 
> .htaccess files. 
> # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords: 
> #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit 
> # 
> #    AllowOverride None 
>      AllowOverride AuthConfig 
>      Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes 
> # 
> # Controls who can get stuff from this server. 
> # 
>     Order allow,deny 
>     Allow from all 
> 
> </Directory> 
> 
> 
> 2) In the subdirectory I wish to password protect itself, I 
> have added a file named .htaccess which contains the following lines: 
> 
> #Sample .htaccess file for UT Web Central publishers 
> AuthUserFile /root/SOadmin/.htpasswd 
> AuthGroupFile /dev/null 
> AuthName "Authorization Required" 
> AuthType Basic 
> 
> <Limit GET> 
> require valid-user 
> </Limit> 
> 
> 
> 3) In the subdirectory /root/SOadmin, I used htpasswd to 
> create a file .htpasswd 
>  (initially I used -c to create the file, then used it 
> without to add passwords) 
> One password I added was user with password password. 
> 
> The file is there, it has two users in it, and "user" is 
> indeed one of them. 
> 
> 
> dchallener:SkuDfI644Y3EM 
> user:4bV2gKtZ0Whys 
> 
> 
> 
> I shutdown the system and rebooted, restarted httpd. 

You didn't need to - a simple apache graceful would've been enough...

> 
> I then went to the subdirectory.  It asked me for a userid 
> and password (Hooray!... something is working) 

So authentication is working...


> 
> HOWEVER... it won't accept any of the userid / password 
> combinations I give it. 

First, remove the <Limit> tags - pointless and unnecessary.
Second, what exactly does "it won't accept..." mean? What *precisely*
happens in the browser and error log?

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
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> 
> 
> Any ideas?   
> 
> 
> 
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